techno

Song of The Day: Sophie “Hard”

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Aug 14, 2014
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London-based producer, SOPHIE has been on the scene for nearly a year. The track “Hard” is very reminiscent of Aphex Twin’s early IDM work, but with bits of grime, future bass and even j-pop/k-pop elements.

Song of the Day: Duke Dumont “Slow Dance”

Posted by: Steven Faith
Aug 06, 2014
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I first heard Duke Dumont’s techno megaton bomb “Slow Dance” in early 2013, but it is only now seeing the light of day…

Song of the Day: Subway “Crystalline”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Jul 30, 2014
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Your going to want your headphones for this one. “Crystalline” by the east London duo Subway is the kind of song that really should be listened to with your undivided attention.

Song of the Day: Cut Copy “Free Your Mind” (Spiritualized Version)

Posted by: Steven Faith
Jun 25, 2014
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J. Spaceman is well known for his signature droning sounds that soundtrack the comedown, and this Cut Copy remix does not disappoint.

Song of the Day: Syclops “Jump Bugs”

Posted by: KC Higgins
May 06, 2014
Maurice Fulton

File under experimental. “Jump Bugs” by Syclops is a dance floor burner in the hands of the right DJ. Perfect music for medium sized venues where you have the intensity of a proper sound system and the intimacy of the music being close.

Song of the Day: Kraftwerk “Computer Love”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Apr 07, 2014
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Seeing Kraftwerk at the 9:30 club this week reminded me how much I love “Computer Love”!

Song of the Day: Disclosure feat. Aluna George “White Noise”

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Mar 07, 2013
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Disclosure’s “White Noise” single (featuring vocalist Aluna George), has received well-deserved rave reviews from across the board. The songwriting is simply great. Their video for the track pays homage to Detroit.

Song of the Day: Miike Snow “Cult Logic”

Posted by: Ange
Sep 03, 2012
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Miike Snow managed to put out a better song than “Animal” in my opinion with “Cult Logic.” The acid lines and techno undertones take me back to the old club days but with a modern twist.

Essential DJ Reading Pts. 1&2

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Jul 17, 2011
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Two books that are required reading for anyone with an even passing interest in DJ culture: Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton’s Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and its companion tome The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries.

Motor City Drum Ensemble mix the next DJ Kicks

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Apr 20, 2011
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Announced today at the DJ Kicks website, the next installation in the well-known & well-respected DJ mix series will be from Stuttgart’s Danilo Plessow, otherwise known as the excellent Motor City Drum Ensemble. Plessow says the mix will be “A classic Dj kicks, not just a house mix,” covering free jazz, cosmic disco, afrobeat, and classic Chicago house.

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